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Friday News Round-Up 5/25/12


It’s here, it’s finally here! It’s opening day! Buy your tickets early and often to support Wes and luxuriate in his newest cinematic masterpiece (and confidentially, as few of our editors have already seen the film, we can confirm it’s as wonderful as you had hoped.)

With that said, it’s time to get down to brass tacks, here’s your Friday Round-up:

Wes Anderson

The Guardian’s Interview of Wes

The Guardian has a nice interview with Wes regarding his style, his critical reception, working with children, and his frequent collaborators. Regarding the last, he says:

“I don’t think any of us are considered ‘normal’ people,” he says. “It’s probably more a family of crazy uncles. But there’s an energy that comes from people who are friends. Whatever chemistry is on set is going to be there in the movie, and you want some electricity that you don’t really control.”

The rest of the interview can be read over at The Guardian.

Slate’s Interview with Wes Anderson

Jacob Weisberg sat down with Wes for an extended interview to discuss his auteur style, his commercials as mini-movies, stop-motion animation, and the pleasures of working with Bill Murray, along with answering Slate reader questions for the Conversations with Slate series. Two installments have been released so far, with others to be added as the week goes on (and TRA will be there to update this post!)

Here is the first installment, in which he discusses the casting of the adolescent leads, his childhood experiences, and his love-affair with Francois Truffaut:

See the second installment after the jump. Continue reading

Wes Anderson Title Cards

We received a tip on our Tumblr about Wes Anderson Title Cards, a blog that does what it says on the tin. In their own words:

I screencap only the title cards from each movie, chronologically from the Bottle Rocket short up to Moonrise Kingdom. Right now I’m at The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Check out the rest of their images at the blog.

“Futura: An Art show tribute Wes Anderson.” – June 2nd – Chicago Arts District Gallery 27

On June 2nd, The Chicago Arts District Gallery 27 will be unveiling “Futura: An Art show tribute to Wes Anderson”

Fans of Wes Anderson can attend to celebrate the release of “Moonrise Kingdom,” by purchasing a limited edition print or original artwork created by talented artists, designers, and illustrators from all over the world. Gallery 27 doors will officially open on Saturday, June 2nd from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Free to get in and free to view the exclusive works of Chicago and the world’s best and brightest artists.

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Wes Anderson Tumblr Blogs

With the rise in popularity of the Tumblr blog platform, we’ve seen many unique Wes Anderson-themed Tumblr blogs arise. Check out some of these Wes blogs and comment with your favorites. (Also check out our official Tumblr page here: RushmoreAcademy.Tumblr.com)

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Miscellaneous:

 

Moonrise Kingdom set footage and interviews.

For all you Wes Anderson fans that can’t hold back your excitement for Moonrise Kingdom, here are four behind the scenes (b-roll) videos from the set that we know you’ll enjoy. Also, cast interviews with Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray.

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See a ton more after the jump.

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Moonrise Kingdom Coming Soon

Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack – Spotify Playlist

While we anxiously await the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack release on May 22, we’ve created this Spotify playlist with all of the available tracks to hold you over.

Enjoy:  Songs From Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack

Wes on J.D. Salinger

From Richard Brody’s blog at the New Yorker:

I remembered this passage from the F. Scott Fitzgerald story “The Freshest Boy”:

He had contributed to the events by which another boy was saved from the army of the bitter, the selfish, the neurasthenic and the unhappy. It isn’t given to us to know those rare moments when people are wide open and the lightest touch can wither or heal. A moment too late and we can never reach them any more in this world. They will not be cured by our most efficacious drugs or slain with our sharpest swords.

—and it occurred to me that more than everything else—more than all the things in his stories that I have been inspired by and imitated and stolen to the best of my abilities—THIS describes my experience of the works of J. D. Salinger.